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Theresa May's 'dinner diplomacy'

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Theresa May's 'dinner diplomacy'

<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May’s last minute burst of diplomacy before this week’s EU summit has produced a joint wish to end the deadlock in the Brexit talks.</p> <p>In a statement after their dinner in Brussels, May and president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Junker said their meeting had been “constructive”. Both also agreed that efforts to <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-jean-claude-juncker-ramp-11353151">accelerate the negotiations</a> “should” be stepped up in the coming months.</p> <p>Whether that’s a forecast or a forlorn hope remains unclear.</p> <p>May wants to talk about a future trade deal, but Brussels wont until she details how much she’s willing to pay to settle divorce obligations. </p> <p>Meanwhile time ticking down to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in March 2019. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morten Morland on Theresa May visiting Brussels to revive Brexit negotiations – political cartoon gallery in Putney <a href="https://t.co/SDKlSvMaWQ">pic.twitter.com/SDKlSvMaWQ</a></p>— Political Cartoon (@Cartoon4sale) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cartoon4sale/status/920048056183255041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>